Every country in the world has its own set of weirdest laws and some of them are unexplainable and crazy to believe. Advanced countries such as United States, Sweden and Switzerland have got some weird laws in their law books. Flushing the toilets after 10 pm in Switzerland is the most weirdest law in the world. Many other countries have many more such weird laws. So which are the top 10 weirdest laws in the world? The list today consists of the top ten weirdest laws around the world that could be considered as bizarre and stupid. These laws are interesting, unusual and weird making you wonder.
Here is a list of top 10 weirdest and most interesting laws from around world:
10. In Ohio (US), It is Illegal to Catch Mice Without a Hunting License
In Cleveland, Ohio, it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license. This is one of the weirdest laws in the world. Mice are known to cause more damage than good. You may find yourself in legal problems if you happen to catch a mice without a hunting license. What about killing mice?
9. In Samoa, It is Illegal to Forget Your Wife’s Birthday
You may get yourself behind the bars if you forget your wife’s birthday. It is illegal to forget your wife’s birthday in Samoa. Though, if your wife is not so harsh to report it to the police, you might escape the law. Just say “Happy Birthday” to your wife to be sure that you didn’t forget her birthday.
8. In Swaziland, Young Girls May Not Shake Hands With Men
In Swaziland, young girls are not allowed to shake hands with men. This law is definitely sounding weird and stupid. King Mswati III of Swaziland wanted to reform his country to re-establish traditional values and hence passed this law along with many other weird laws.
7. In Texas, It is Illegal to Milk Another Person’s Cow
This is another weird law in the American state of Texas. Milking another person’s cow is illegal in Texas. As per the Criminal Statutes Penal Code in 1925: “Whoever without the consent of the owner shall take up, use or milk any cow, not his own, shall be fined not exceeding ten dollars.” Though, this law is not mentioned in the Texas law system anymore, but milking other’s cow is still illegal and punishable. This law was imposed to stop milk burglary.
6. In France, It is Illegal to Kiss on Railway Pedestrian Pathways
A country famous for kiss has incorporated a weird law in their legal system. The law states that it is illegal to kiss on railways in France. An old law in France from 1910 banned people to kiss on railway platforms. The reason behind this was to avoid jamming the pedestrian pathway. Though, the law is still in force no formal penalty is given to the couple.
5. In Saudi Arabia, Girls Have No Age Limit to Marry
This law may not sound weird at first, but literally any man could marry any girl of any age. Even a 7-year-old girl could be married in Saudi Arabia without any problems. Child marriages are OK in Saudi Arabia. In 2008, the Saudi court denied the plea of an 8-year-old girl to divorce her husband aged 58. This law now sounds something weird!
4. In La Paz, Bolivia, A Married Woman is Not Allowed to Have More Than One Glass of Wine
A married woman is not allowed to drink more than one glass of wine in La Paz, Bolivia. According to the law, a married woman is allowed to drink wine only in the presence of her husband.
3. In Denmark, It is Not Illegal to Escape the Prison
This law is fun for criminals. In Denmark, you can escape the prison and according to Danish law it is absolutely okay and not illegal. However, if someone escaping the prison is caught, the person has to serve remainder of their terms. That sounds fair to the criminals. I wonder how many people in Denmark would be attempting prison escapes.
2. In Sweden, It is Illegal to Repaint a House Without the Government’s Permission
According to the Government of Sweden, it is illegal to repaint a house without a painting license and the Government’s approval. It is your own sweet home and you do not have permission to paint it? That is something weird and stupid. Sweden is a developed country with literary rate of more than 90% and that in place it is hard to believe that the country doesn’t allow its citizen to repaint their own house without Government’s permission is something weird.
1. In Switzerland, Flushing the Toilet After 10 pm is Illegal
The Government of Switzerland considers flushing the toilet after 10pm as noise pollution. You are not allowed to flush the loo after 10pm in an apartment building and if you do so, you may have to face illegal consequences. Flushing the toilet at night is the weirdest law in the world.
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